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Rocky Mountain Obituaries 3-7-11

Gerald Anthony “Jerry,”Newton, 72, of Longmon, Colo., passed away January 27, 2011 at his home.

He was born on May 20, 1938 in Highland Lake, Colo., the son of Elmer and Laura (Drier) Newton. He grew up in Mead, Colo., and graduated from Mead High School in 1956. He attended CU for several years. Jerry honorably served in the U.S. Army.

He married Nancy J. (Litzenberger) Heil on May 16, 1975 in Longmont, Colo.

Jerry held many jobs during his career. He worked for United Airlines, Beech Aircraft and then Ball Aerospace for 23-1/2-years. He then worked at Skyline High School as a custodian and finally at LifeBridge Christian Church until ill health made it impossible to work any longer in 1998.

He was an active member at LifeBridge Christian Church for over 30 years where he sang in the choir for many of those years and served with the Men’s Ministry. He was a Boy Scout Leader and active with Saints Alive. Jerry enjoyed woodworking, crafts, playing and watching basketball, golf, bowling and coaching Little League football. He was an avid Broncos, Nuggets, and college football and basketball fan. Above all, Jerry will be remembered as a family man who was very involved with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife, Nancy J. Newton; his son, Travis J. Newton; his daughters, Dona R. Wilkinson (Steve) and Lori B. Brucklacher (Dave), all of Longmont, Colo.; five brothers, Roland (Jo) of Montana, Richard (Phyllis) of Colorado, Ronald (Mary) of North Carolina and Marcus (Donna) and Forrest (Gail), both of Colorado; four sisters, Helen Teter of Illinois, Patricia French (Dale) of Colorado, Kathleen Hetterle (Ed) of Washington and Amy Marasco Newton of Virginia; his brother-in-law, Neil Litzenberger (Marilyn) of Arizona and his sister-in-law, Cathy Schlagel of Colorado; four grandchildren, Dusty Cornell (Patty) of Colorado, Tiffany Erdmann (Eric) of Colorado, Andrew Pellett (Andrea) of Colorado and Matthew Pellett (Lindsay) of Pennsylvania; eight great-grandchildren, Makenna, Raegan and Jakob Newton, Taylor and Karli Erdmann, Ryan and Hailey Cornell and Sariah Pellett, all of Colorado; several aunts and uncles along with many special nieces, nephews and cousins and many friends.

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He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, Orbin, Ray, Jack, Tom, David, and Robert and five sisters, Eunice, Betty, Rosemary, Martha and Maureen.

Memorial services were held February 5, 2011 at LifeBridge Christian Church in Longmont, Colo.

Cremation was at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory.

Memorial contributions may be made to HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield Counties, 2594 Trailridge Drive East, Lafayette, Colo., 80026 or to LifeBridge Christian Church.

Share condolences and memories with Jerry’s family at http://www.AhlbergFuneralChapel.com.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the Summit Team of HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield Counties for their wonderful help, support and medical care for the last year of Jerry’s life.

Gerald Anthony “Jerry,”Newton, 72, of Longmon, Colo., passed away January 27, 2011 at his home.

He was born on May 20, 1938 in Highland Lake, Colo., the son of Elmer and Laura (Drier) Newton. He grew up in Mead, Colo., and graduated from Mead High School in 1956. He attended CU for several years. Jerry honorably served in the U.S. Army.

He married Nancy J. (Litzenberger) Heil on May 16, 1975 in Longmont, Colo.

Jerry held many jobs during his career. He worked for United Airlines, Beech Aircraft and then Ball Aerospace for 23-1/2-years. He then worked at Skyline High School as a custodian and finally at LifeBridge Christian Church until ill health made it impossible to work any longer in 1998.

He was an active member at LifeBridge Christian Church for over 30 years where he sang in the choir for many of those years and served with the Men’s Ministry. He was a Boy Scout Leader and active with Saints Alive. Jerry enjoyed woodworking, crafts, playing and watching basketball, golf, bowling and coaching Little League football. He was an avid Broncos, Nuggets, and college football and basketball fan. Above all, Jerry will be remembered as a family man who was very involved with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife, Nancy J. Newton; his son, Travis J. Newton; his daughters, Dona R. Wilkinson (Steve) and Lori B. Brucklacher (Dave), all of Longmont, Colo.; five brothers, Roland (Jo) of Montana, Richard (Phyllis) of Colorado, Ronald (Mary) of North Carolina and Marcus (Donna) and Forrest (Gail), both of Colorado; four sisters, Helen Teter of Illinois, Patricia French (Dale) of Colorado, Kathleen Hetterle (Ed) of Washington and Amy Marasco Newton of Virginia; his brother-in-law, Neil Litzenberger (Marilyn) of Arizona and his sister-in-law, Cathy Schlagel of Colorado; four grandchildren, Dusty Cornell (Patty) of Colorado, Tiffany Erdmann (Eric) of Colorado, Andrew Pellett (Andrea) of Colorado and Matthew Pellett (Lindsay) of Pennsylvania; eight great-grandchildren, Makenna, Raegan and Jakob Newton, Taylor and Karli Erdmann, Ryan and Hailey Cornell and Sariah Pellett, all of Colorado; several aunts and uncles along with many special nieces, nephews and cousins and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, Orbin, Ray, Jack, Tom, David, and Robert and five sisters, Eunice, Betty, Rosemary, Martha and Maureen.

Memorial services were held February 5, 2011 at LifeBridge Christian Church in Longmont, Colo.

Cremation was at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory.

Memorial contributions may be made to HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield Counties, 2594 Trailridge Drive East, Lafayette, Colo., 80026 or to LifeBridge Christian Church.

Share condolences and memories with Jerry’s family at http://www.AhlbergFuneralChapel.com.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the Summit Team of HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield Counties for their wonderful help, support and medical care for the last year of Jerry’s life.

Gerald Anthony “Jerry,”Newton, 72, of Longmon, Colo., passed away January 27, 2011 at his home.

He was born on May 20, 1938 in Highland Lake, Colo., the son of Elmer and Laura (Drier) Newton. He grew up in Mead, Colo., and graduated from Mead High School in 1956. He attended CU for several years. Jerry honorably served in the U.S. Army.

He married Nancy J. (Litzenberger) Heil on May 16, 1975 in Longmont, Colo.

Jerry held many jobs during his career. He worked for United Airlines, Beech Aircraft and then Ball Aerospace for 23-1/2-years. He then worked at Skyline High School as a custodian and finally at LifeBridge Christian Church until ill health made it impossible to work any longer in 1998.

He was an active member at LifeBridge Christian Church for over 30 years where he sang in the choir for many of those years and served with the Men’s Ministry. He was a Boy Scout Leader and active with Saints Alive. Jerry enjoyed woodworking, crafts, playing and watching basketball, golf, bowling and coaching Little League football. He was an avid Broncos, Nuggets, and college football and basketball fan. Above all, Jerry will be remembered as a family man who was very involved with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife, Nancy J. Newton; his son, Travis J. Newton; his daughters, Dona R. Wilkinson (Steve) and Lori B. Brucklacher (Dave), all of Longmont, Colo.; five brothers, Roland (Jo) of Montana, Richard (Phyllis) of Colorado, Ronald (Mary) of North Carolina and Marcus (Donna) and Forrest (Gail), both of Colorado; four sisters, Helen Teter of Illinois, Patricia French (Dale) of Colorado, Kathleen Hetterle (Ed) of Washington and Amy Marasco Newton of Virginia; his brother-in-law, Neil Litzenberger (Marilyn) of Arizona and his sister-in-law, Cathy Schlagel of Colorado; four grandchildren, Dusty Cornell (Patty) of Colorado, Tiffany Erdmann (Eric) of Colorado, Andrew Pellett (Andrea) of Colorado and Matthew Pellett (Lindsay) of Pennsylvania; eight great-grandchildren, Makenna, Raegan and Jakob Newton, Taylor and Karli Erdmann, Ryan and Hailey Cornell and Sariah Pellett, all of Colorado; several aunts and uncles along with many special nieces, nephews and cousins and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, Orbin, Ray, Jack, Tom, David, and Robert and five sisters, Eunice, Betty, Rosemary, Martha and Maureen.

Memorial services were held February 5, 2011 at LifeBridge Christian Church in Longmont, Colo.

Cremation was at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory.

Memorial contributions may be made to HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield Counties, 2594 Trailridge Drive East, Lafayette, Colo., 80026 or to LifeBridge Christian Church.

Share condolences and memories with Jerry’s family at http://www.AhlbergFuneralChapel.com.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the Summit Team of HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield Counties for their wonderful help, support and medical care for the last year of Jerry’s life.

Gerald Anthony “Jerry,”Newton, 72, of Longmon, Colo., passed away January 27, 2011 at his home.

He was born on May 20, 1938 in Highland Lake, Colo., the son of Elmer and Laura (Drier) Newton. He grew up in Mead, Colo., and graduated from Mead High School in 1956. He attended CU for several years. Jerry honorably served in the U.S. Army.

He married Nancy J. (Litzenberger) Heil on May 16, 1975 in Longmont, Colo.

Jerry held many jobs during his career. He worked for United Airlines, Beech Aircraft and then Ball Aerospace for 23-1/2-years. He then worked at Skyline High School as a custodian and finally at LifeBridge Christian Church until ill health made it impossible to work any longer in 1998.

He was an active member at LifeBridge Christian Church for over 30 years where he sang in the choir for many of those years and served with the Men’s Ministry. He was a Boy Scout Leader and active with Saints Alive. Jerry enjoyed woodworking, crafts, playing and watching basketball, golf, bowling and coaching Little League football. He was an avid Broncos, Nuggets, and college football and basketball fan. Above all, Jerry will be remembered as a family man who was very involved with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife, Nancy J. Newton; his son, Travis J. Newton; his daughters, Dona R. Wilkinson (Steve) and Lori B. Brucklacher (Dave), all of Longmont, Colo.; five brothers, Roland (Jo) of Montana, Richard (Phyllis) of Colorado, Ronald (Mary) of North Carolina and Marcus (Donna) and Forrest (Gail), both of Colorado; four sisters, Helen Teter of Illinois, Patricia French (Dale) of Colorado, Kathleen Hetterle (Ed) of Washington and Amy Marasco Newton of Virginia; his brother-in-law, Neil Litzenberger (Marilyn) of Arizona and his sister-in-law, Cathy Schlagel of Colorado; four grandchildren, Dusty Cornell (Patty) of Colorado, Tiffany Erdmann (Eric) of Colorado, Andrew Pellett (Andrea) of Colorado and Matthew Pellett (Lindsay) of Pennsylvania; eight great-grandchildren, Makenna, Raegan and Jakob Newton, Taylor and Karli Erdmann, Ryan and Hailey Cornell and Sariah Pellett, all of Colorado; several aunts and uncles along with many special nieces, nephews and cousins and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, Orbin, Ray, Jack, Tom, David, and Robert and five sisters, Eunice, Betty, Rosemary, Martha and Maureen.

Memorial services were held February 5, 2011 at LifeBridge Christian Church in Longmont, Colo.

Cremation was at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory.

Memorial contributions may be made to HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield Counties, 2594 Trailridge Drive East, Lafayette, Colo., 80026 or to LifeBridge Christian Church.

Share condolences and memories with Jerry’s family at http://www.AhlbergFuneralChapel.com.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the Summit Team of HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield Counties for their wonderful help, support and medical care for the last year of Jerry’s life.

Gerald Anthony “Jerry,”Newton, 72, of Longmon, Colo., passed away January 27, 2011 at his home.

He was born on May 20, 1938 in Highland Lake, Colo., the son of Elmer and Laura (Drier) Newton. He grew up in Mead, Colo., and graduated from Mead High School in 1956. He attended CU for several years. Jerry honorably served in the U.S. Army.

He married Nancy J. (Litzenberger) Heil on May 16, 1975 in Longmont, Colo.

Jerry held many jobs during his career. He worked for United Airlines, Beech Aircraft and then Ball Aerospace for 23-1/2-years. He then worked at Skyline High School as a custodian and finally at LifeBridge Christian Church until ill health made it impossible to work any longer in 1998.

He was an active member at LifeBridge Christian Church for over 30 years where he sang in the choir for many of those years and served with the Men’s Ministry. He was a Boy Scout Leader and active with Saints Alive. Jerry enjoyed woodworking, crafts, playing and watching basketball, golf, bowling and coaching Little League football. He was an avid Broncos, Nuggets, and college football and basketball fan. Above all, Jerry will be remembered as a family man who was very involved with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife, Nancy J. Newton; his son, Travis J. Newton; his daughters, Dona R. Wilkinson (Steve) and Lori B. Brucklacher (Dave), all of Longmont, Colo.; five brothers, Roland (Jo) of Montana, Richard (Phyllis) of Colorado, Ronald (Mary) of North Carolina and Marcus (Donna) and Forrest (Gail), both of Colorado; four sisters, Helen Teter of Illinois, Patricia French (Dale) of Colorado, Kathleen Hetterle (Ed) of Washington and Amy Marasco Newton of Virginia; his brother-in-law, Neil Litzenberger (Marilyn) of Arizona and his sister-in-law, Cathy Schlagel of Colorado; four grandchildren, Dusty Cornell (Patty) of Colorado, Tiffany Erdmann (Eric) of Colorado, Andrew Pellett (Andrea) of Colorado and Matthew Pellett (Lindsay) of Pennsylvania; eight great-grandchildren, Makenna, Raegan and Jakob Newton, Taylor and Karli Erdmann, Ryan and Hailey Cornell and Sariah Pellett, all of Colorado; several aunts and uncles along with many special nieces, nephews and cousins and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, Orbin, Ray, Jack, Tom, David, and Robert and five sisters, Eunice, Betty, Rosemary, Martha and Maureen.

Memorial services were held February 5, 2011 at LifeBridge Christian Church in Longmont, Colo.

Cremation was at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory.

Memorial contributions may be made to HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield Counties, 2594 Trailridge Drive East, Lafayette, Colo., 80026 or to LifeBridge Christian Church.

Share condolences and memories with Jerry’s family at http://www.AhlbergFuneralChapel.com.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the Summit Team of HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield Counties for their wonderful help, support and medical care for the last year of Jerry’s life.

Gerald Anthony “Jerry,”Newton, 72, of Longmon, Colo., passed away January 27, 2011 at his home.

He was born on May 20, 1938 in Highland Lake, Colo., the son of Elmer and Laura (Drier) Newton. He grew up in Mead, Colo., and graduated from Mead High School in 1956. He attended CU for several years. Jerry honorably served in the U.S. Army.

He married Nancy J. (Litzenberger) Heil on May 16, 1975 in Longmont, Colo.

Jerry held many jobs during his career. He worked for United Airlines, Beech Aircraft and then Ball Aerospace for 23-1/2-years. He then worked at Skyline High School as a custodian and finally at LifeBridge Christian Church until ill health made it impossible to work any longer in 1998.

He was an active member at LifeBridge Christian Church for over 30 years where he sang in the choir for many of those years and served with the Men’s Ministry. He was a Boy Scout Leader and active with Saints Alive. Jerry enjoyed woodworking, crafts, playing and watching basketball, golf, bowling and coaching Little League football. He was an avid Broncos, Nuggets, and college football and basketball fan. Above all, Jerry will be remembered as a family man who was very involved with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife, Nancy J. Newton; his son, Travis J. Newton; his daughters, Dona R. Wilkinson (Steve) and Lori B. Brucklacher (Dave), all of Longmont, Colo.; five brothers, Roland (Jo) of Montana, Richard (Phyllis) of Colorado, Ronald (Mary) of North Carolina and Marcus (Donna) and Forrest (Gail), both of Colorado; four sisters, Helen Teter of Illinois, Patricia French (Dale) of Colorado, Kathleen Hetterle (Ed) of Washington and Amy Marasco Newton of Virginia; his brother-in-law, Neil Litzenberger (Marilyn) of Arizona and his sister-in-law, Cathy Schlagel of Colorado; four grandchildren, Dusty Cornell (Patty) of Colorado, Tiffany Erdmann (Eric) of Colorado, Andrew Pellett (Andrea) of Colorado and Matthew Pellett (Lindsay) of Pennsylvania; eight great-grandchildren, Makenna, Raegan and Jakob Newton, Taylor and Karli Erdmann, Ryan and Hailey Cornell and Sariah Pellett, all of Colorado; several aunts and uncles along with many special nieces, nephews and cousins and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, Orbin, Ray, Jack, Tom, David, and Robert and five sisters, Eunice, Betty, Rosemary, Martha and Maureen.

Memorial services were held February 5, 2011 at LifeBridge Christian Church in Longmont, Colo.

Cremation was at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory.

Memorial contributions may be made to HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield Counties, 2594 Trailridge Drive East, Lafayette, Colo., 80026 or to LifeBridge Christian Church.

Share condolences and memories with Jerry’s family at http://www.AhlbergFuneralChapel.com.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the Summit Team of HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield Counties for their wonderful help, support and medical care for the last year of Jerry’s life.